If your smile is affected periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), our experienced dentists may recommend periodontal treatment. Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused bacteria; as plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues. When gum disease goes untreated, it may result in receding gums, tooth loss, and bone loss. In addition, untreated periodontal disease has been linked to several severe health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, high blood pressure, and respiratory conditions. In order to avoid these complications, we may recommend gum treatment in Douglas, Arizona to restore your smile to good health.
Depending on your individual dental needs and the severity of the condition, your periodontal treatment plan can include extra professional cleanings, deep cleanings called scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment, or gum surgery. Through our gentle yet thorough periodontal treatments, we can return your smile to good health and stop the disease from progressing further. In some cases, when gum disease is caught in its early stages, we can even reverse the effects of the condition. To learn more about periodontal treatment and how we can care for your smile, please call or visit us today at Douglas Dental. Drs. Adams, Haws, and Evans are committed to helping you achieve a healthier smile!